In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo, Tyra Banks attends The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Los Angeles. Image credit: Invision/AP)

Tyra Banks returning as host of ‘America’s Next Top Model’

Executive producer Ken Mok says Banks’ absence was ‘deeply felt’ by the show’s fans

  • Mar. 17, 2017 12:01 p.m.

LOS ANGELES – Rita Ora is out and Tyra Banks is back in as the host of TV’s “America’s Next Top Model.”

VH1 announced Thursday that Banks will return to the reality show next season. Production is set to begin this summer.

Banks created “America’s Next Top Model” in 2003 and served as both executive producer and host until last year, when Ora was named the new host.

Fellow executive producer Ken Mok said Thursday that Banks’ absence was “deeply felt” by the show’s fans.

Banks said they inspired her to “have a change of heart” and return as host.

Banks is also the new face of “America’s Got Talent.”

NBC announced earlier this week that she will replace former host Nick Cannon when the show returns this summer.

The Associated Press

Just Posted

Big chill follows big dump of snow in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Sub-freezing overnight temperatures forecast for rest of week

Qualicum Beach Fire & Ice Festival snuffed out

Committee announces termination of event after 25 years

Generals, Buccaneers extend rivalry as VIJHL playoffs open Tuesday

Oceanside closes the regular season with back-to-back losses to Nanaimo

Vaudeville variety show in Errington kicks off

Raunchy comedy, impressive singing, sultry dances and more feature in show

Parksville-Qualicum MLA says throne speech thin on detail

Stilwell: Government lacks economic development plan to pay for promises

WATCH: Vancouver Island man catches dashcam video of near head-on crash

Video shows oncoming van cross over centre line

VIDEO: Protesters rally for affordable housing ahead of B.C. budget

Residents call on province to keep locals housed

#Metoo movement causing confusion in many men, fear of missteps with women: experts

Being painted by the same sweeping brush as those alleged to have mistreated women has angered men

Liberals to dig deeper, aim higher on gender equality in 2018 federal budget

Finance Minister Bill Morneau said the budget would include measures to boost women in the workforce

Vancouver Island’s Teal Harle finishes fifth in Olympic Men’s Slopestyle skiing

‘I’ve definitely surpassed every expectation I had for the Games’ – Harle

Body of missing skier found

Man’s truck found in Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s parking lot covered in ‘several days’ snow’

Vancouver Island job market ever-evolving

Various sectors driving employment in region will be represented at Black Press career fair in Comox Feb. 8

B.C. VIEWS: Subsidy supercluster settles in B.C.

Ottawa, Victoria add to their overlapping ‘innovation’ budgets

Most Read